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Phone running out of space? There's an easy way of checking what to remove

You (likely) have a free day so why not free up some space on your smartphone.

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FOR MANY OF US, our phones run out of space far too quickly.

Sometimes it can be down to you downloading too many games or media files or taking too many photos. Whatever the reason, it can be a pain to just remove apps and services in the hope you free up some space.

There is a simple way of checking which apps are hogging your space and is easily found in your phone’s settings.

All phones now have a storage section giving you an overview of space used. Here’s how you find it.

iOS: Settings > General > Usage > Storage
Android: Settings > Storage
Windows Phone: Settings > Storage sense

When you’re there you will have an overview of the type of apps and services that are taking up your phone’s storage. Each one is broken down into general sections, but more importantly, tapping into each section (on any device) will offer a breakdown of which apps are taking up the most space.

Android Storage space Source: Android

If you have to make a guess, games normally take up the most space so removing them is usually a good start. Yet the important thing to keep in mind is if you’re not using an app, then it’s a good idea to remove it. The same applies for other mediums like photos, videos, songs and podcasts among others.

iPhone Storage Source: iPhone

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Quinton O'Reilly

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